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Old 12 August 2011, 11:57
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Thumbs up Dan Biondi--Fake Major General

This guy is representing himself as a retired MG I believe in order to gain access to federal contracts. His lies are pretty outrageous.

Here's his LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-biondi/22/9a0/233

Biondi wrote me:

I’ll paste in the short version of my career below for your review. Once again thanks for taking time today. I do promise to work hard to pull this collaboration together and more. You’ve motivated me!

V/r
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SPECIAL FORCES OFFICER/MOS-18A US ARMY
• RECALLED FOR INDEFINITE ACTIVE COMBAT DUTY STATUS: 2001- 2004 (post 9/11 attacks in U.S.)
• HONORABLE DISCHARGE WITH DISTINCTIONS: 2004
Obtained U.S. Government, “Secret” clearance in graduate school, as an analyst for JPL & TRW’s Mars Lander package.
Graduated Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) with a BS in Military Science; Commissioned a Captain (O3); qualified for entry-level rank of Captain due to “Special Skills” i.e., ROTC graduate, MS Physics, BA Biology, BS Military Science, Secret level clearance, FAA Dual Engine Private Pilot License, USPA Class C - Skydiving License (>300 Free Falls included relative work and aerobatic maneuvers)
Assigned to Military Intelligence Regimental Corps (MOS-35A) commanded an Advanced Weapons Laboratory (now known as a Battle Laboratory).
1979 requested Ranger School, graduated 61-day course and assigned to 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st BN (Abn); Serving the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade (Abn) supporting the XVIII Airborne Corps & the 82nd Airborne Division.
1981 ordered to Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course (SFAS) a 3-week TDY course at Fort Bragg. Graduated SFAS and ordered to US Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, graduated in 64-weeks.
1982 - Transferred to Special Forces (MOS-18A). Commanded at the ODA, Squadron/Unit, and Battalion levels OCONUS. Selected for service within the 1st-SFOD-D.
Periodically recalled from service within the NSA & DIA to active combat duty status, as a SF Officer from 1984 thru discharge in 2004.
Officer Records reside in the Department of the Army Security Roster (DASR), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the National Security Agency (NSA), not within the General Officer Management Office (GOMO).

Engagements:
Grenada - Operation Urgent Fury 1983
Panama - Operation Just Cause 1989
Iraq - Operation Desert Storm 1990 - 91
Somalia - Operation Gothic Serpent 1993 (Mogadishu; “The Battle of the Black Sea”)
Haiti - Operation Uphold Democracy 1994
Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2004

Honors include:
Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with ‘V’ Device and two Oak Leaf Clusters, and other decorations, campaign medals, commendations, and unit commendations.
Skill Qualifications & Badges include:
Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, USASOC Military Free-Fall Parachute Badge (HALO/HAHO), Combat Infantry Badge - Third Award, and other Skill Qualifications and Badges.

EDUCATION
MS, Physics; BA, Biology
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
BS, Military Science
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
Masters in Military Art and Science-History (MMAS)
US ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE
MS, National Security Strategy
US ARMY WAR COLLEGE
Executive Financial & Strategic Management Immersion Courses
HARVARD UNIVERSITY & STANFORD UNIVERSITY


Dan Biondi
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-biondi/22/9a0/233
http://army.togetherweserved.com/bio/MGBiondi

I responded (positively) before I read his bio, here's his response to that:

Nice note, thanks. I'm getting to be old news with terrorist groups. Likely come out of my shell soon. Had a home invasion in New York and my family was involved and had to watch me 'work.' My wife did not know I was active at that time, thought I was just a veteran and a corporate executive. I had to shoot through my older son's shoulder area to get one bad guy and then got four others in our home. Not a pretty night. I slept with a H&K .45 in my hand for too many years to count. This thing happens inside the US more than most know.

I know of the elder Grange, Jr. and his son, Dave in the photo I do know. He won't admit to that. I served under him and with him. He's about five years senior to me. Dave got screwed on his retirement - did not have 36-months in grade, as a MG, but commanded the Big Red One and wore three stars for a short time. They didn't count the time he had with three stars. POTUS GWB didn't like a paper he wrote, so Dave and another MG/LTG Carl Ernst retired as BG - lower ranks than they should have. Both real warriors! Dave knows Admiral Chuck Larson quite well. It's a small community.

There are some funding methods that I'll suggest to you that can involve many Rangers across the nation on a given day or multiple days. Each can bring in about $500 to $1000 in one day. $1000 x 1200 is not insignificant! I'll send more info later.

Thanks for all you do! Enjoyed the short call and will get more involved!

V/r
Dan

Then yesterday he sent me this:

Karl & Mike,

I can use your help to prepare for this upcoming meeting at Cleveland Clinic on 8/16 & 17.

I spoke with the surgeons at Cleveland Clinic last night for about an hour. Alam is a super smart guy; top of class at Harvard, top of class at Johns Hopkins, top reconstructive fellowship, and orchestrated first facial transplant in US….typical underachiever.

He asked me to help structure the meeting Tuesday night so that his team can make sure that I have all of the information that may be needed to start helping soldiers. To that end, Alam asked me some questions so that he can shape the presentation on 8/16 & 8/17.

1. What information do I need the surgeons to be prepared to share in order to expedite the process of getting them involved?

2. What is the primary need of the soldiers coming home? Alam noted the Ranger in the photo I sent (Mike with Karl) and said that even if that soldier came to the clinic, there are limitations to what they can do with burns (more on that later). That said, if that is one of the primary needs, then they want to be prepared to talk about the network of surgeons that they can mobilize.

3. What limitations/barriers do you foresee in involving the Cleveland Clinic surgeons in the military triage chain? Both Alam and Fritz emphasized that they do not want to position themselves as anything other than wanting to help. They do not want the military surgeons to feel like the “Cleveland Clinic” guys are stepping on their toes. They want this positioned so that they can collaborate with the military, but thus far, they have been unsuccessful in their attempts. I do not know who they have contacted.

4. Similar to point 3, but a little different: We have a group of surgeons from the civilian side that want to help, and we have a group of military and government leaders (active and retired) who want to make sure that the men and women who are coming home are taken care of with the best resources available. How do you see bridging the gap between these two groups? Help!

After talking with Fritz and Alam, these are the three objectives that I believe they have coming into the meeting. Although I asked Alam to provide me with his objectives over the weekend, for right now this is only swag to help you see the angle:

1. Fritz wants to help in any way that he can. He wants to set up a channel so that he can work on soldiers who need radical bone facial reconstruction, and he wants to develop a platform so that the military and civilian doctors can share information and improve the standard of care across the continuum of facial reconstruction.

2. Alam would like to work on a civilian/military project that continues the work he is currently doing in facial transplant and working with the bone/soft tissue interface. He also wants to talk about where the funding for this is being focused right now…and where he feels it should be.

3. If we are going to attend to the needs of the men and women coming home, we have to talk about burns and soft tissue in general. Right now, sadly there is not a lot that can be done to make Mike look like he did before the IED incident, but funding a project to address this should be a priority for us.


Finally, Alam was recently named as a director of the facial reconstruction society. He told me that he can activate that group and is looking forward to developing a plan with us. I am a believer that nothing can stop you once you have truly decided to do something.

Before I leave Cleveland, I have to have everyone 100% committed and then it is just a matter of breaking down walls.

Karl & Mike, will you please help me with the questions and setting the objectives, as outlined? Please add any other needs that should be covered.

I have limited time, as both of you do, but working together we will make this happen. Please let me know at the soonest, if you can and will please help me with all of the above.

Many thanks!

V/r
Dan

my response:


Dan,

Respectfully, I have learned the hard way to verify the people with whom we match the reputation and work of GallantFew, and there are some things in your bio that don't make sense to me, specifically:

- Award of the DSC, DFC (w/V) and SS, plus others. There have been only 14 DSC's awarded since Vietnam, and the US Army doesn't authorize a V with the DFC. Your name doesn't appear on any of the lists of recipients.

- There is no such thing as a USASOC Military Free Fall Badge.

- Three awards of the CIB. No one living qualifies for three awards of the CIB.

- I find no mention of you as a retired General Officer and every retired General Officer, no matter how classified their assignments have an official biography.

Please help us understand these discrepancies before we move forward.

Regards,

Karl

finally, his:

Karl, anything I write will be defensive. However, if you’re referring to the "Army Together We Served" website then I understand your remarks. Recently, my doctor told me about the site, as he thought it would help me with PTSD to associate with other soldiers, he’s a Colonel at Fort Carson, Colorado. I was building a ribbon box for the site on one of two screens, as I worked. If you are on this website, you’ll know the decorations and awards come up, as photos. When clicking on awards they didn’t take or entered something else. The good conduct medal came up with ten knots, took me 15 minutes to fix that one. I gave up and intended to go back to finish when I had time. I do not wear a CIB-3rd Award, as that would take me back to the Korean War. If on the sheet that I sent you, it’s an error. The DFC does not have a “V” device and if it does on the site, I referenced then it is their error or mine to finish when time permits.

I was indeed awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for actions during Operation Enduring Freedom with the 5th Special Forces Group during action at Qala-i-Jang Fortress, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan between 25 to 28 November of 2001 and over 25 Army DSC have been awarded since 1975 - after Vietnam. My name likely won’t be listed, as I led a covert operation of wet-teams.
I do have a redacted and declassified version of my DD-214, but will not send it by email, nor need to.

Perhaps, knowing the nature of my service will satisfy you: Graduated the CIA CST Program and Quantico Law Enforcement Training for Domestic Information Warfare Intelligence subsequently classified as a NSA/DIA Operative. Assigned to the NSA as an Assistant to the Director for Information Warfare; an Associate Director of Operations Military Support and simultaneously, serving the office of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G2. I served in Afghanistan 1981 – 1983 the war we were "not in," against the then Soviet Union.

You are wrong about the USASOC Military Free Fall Parachute Badge; the Free Fall Parachute Badge was upgraded sometime in the early 1990’s; ’93 – ’94, not certain. I just looked it up, copied, and pasted the information and links that follow from Wikipedia. I don’t list any Combat Parachute Jumps, if on that site...well enough said.

I’ll continue my efforts to help our wounded soldiers with or without your help.

Thanks Karl,
Dan
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I have images of his togetherweserved profile that he since pulled down, it includes a nice "official" type portrait of him in 2-star Class A's. I am a NOGO at figuring out how to attach the photos here.

I've alerted the POW Network and the RTB is running a tab check. Also have a LE contact in Michigan willing to pay a visit. Thinking that we need to let him bury himself a bit? Any advice would be appreciated.

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1981 ordered to Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course (SFAS) a 3-week TDY course at Fort Bragg.

We didn't have SFAS when I went through the Q-course in 87-88. It was Phase 1, 2, & 3. When my class came out of Phase 3, the first SFAS class was going through.
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What a load of crap......doesn't even deserve a response.
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1981 ordered to Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course (SFAS) a 3-week TDY course at Fort Bragg.

We didn't have SFAS when I went through the Q-course in 87-88. It was Phase 1, 2, & 3. When my class came out of Phase 3, the first SFAS class was going through.
I was in the SFQC class that graduated in spring 1988 ....IIRC assessment wasn't even called SFAS until about a year or so later (1989) - it had a different name. We won't post that other name here though because it would help other posers.
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Daniel D Biondi
(269) 408-0195

1836 Fox Ridge Trl
Saint Joseph, MI 49085-8681

Age is 59

The FAA website doesn't have him listed as a pilot either when searching by his name

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He doesn't list combat service in a place that it would make sense to

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http://www.meditac.com/e399/D_People...xpedition.html



Strangely, there is a guy with the same name and age appropriate timeframes working as a customer service engineer.

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http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-biondi/17/a35/b14

Here is my thinking: this may not be the same Dan Biondi that was a VP at Olympus (the SF poser Adam Appel of Anchorage, AK often morphed into careers of people with the same name).

We know that Dan Biondi left Olympus to run a company by the name of Talia

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http://www.ophmanagement.com/article.aspx?article=86239

This doesn't seem to be on this Dan Biondi's resume
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I know Cash (Bravo57) and a few others have the TFR roster, and I assume that includes 160TH and SOFD-D as well as the Rangers, so they will know if he was there or not.

One of the Mods, maybe Kirk or Magician can help with the photo posting.
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You guys are doing fine. No one who is legit, after being challenged on his credentials, would decline to share a DD214. I am not going to say much more at this point, because as has been pointed out, that merely helps other posers. And this guy is pretty brazen.

I am glad that he is. Impersonation as an officer is a federal offense.

Dismantle him.

You will find plenty of contradictory information on the web about him. I executed a five second glance and realized immediately that he was stupidly fake.

His claims are preposterous. He shot his son during a home invasion? Dave Grange "won't admit to knowing him?" Citing Wiki as his reference when discussing the MFF badge?

This jackass does not realize that there are too many data points that can be verified and cross-referenced. Once we do this enough, we can simply call the cops on him.

Let's get that photo of him up and see how it looks.
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That's fucking poser gold right there.
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What a tool...it's obvious he didn't even attempt to do a little research to back up his claims.
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Actually, when you look at the detail, and his terminology, I think that he did quite a bit of research. Just not real good research.

He only made his rich fantasy life more glaring. A guy like this is only going to fool a lazy HR specialist, or other civilians. He will not withstand scrutiny from virtually anyone within the special ops community. His claims are ludicrous.

If someone has the time and the patience to try and decipher his fruit salad, that would be outstanding.

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I've alerted the POW Network and the RTB is running a tab check. Also have a LE contact in Michigan willing to pay a visit. Thinking that we need to let him bury himself a bit? Any advice would be appreciated.
I think that you are on-target, Karl.

If Mary is running the NARA file check on him, that takes care of that. We can post it here when it comes in. RTB will tell us if he ever darkened the worm pit. If we can get a piece of paper from them, that will be damning. I will talk to a friend and see if we can run a Q Course check on him through Proponency. I think that this case is egregious enough to interrupt the sergeants major at their work.

I think that we already have enough on him to bury him. We can check with other agencies to confirm that his claims of service there are fake.

Then we can put together a nice little dossier for his HR folks and his fellow employees, so that they understand that they are not working with the man that he pretends to be. His wife may like to know the truth about him, as well.

This case may be very media-worthy.

Well-done, Karl. You appear to have uncovered a guy masquerading as a major general-retired, who claims multiple high awards for valor, and service in the most elite units and selective agencies in the US government.

He will crash and burn from a very high height indeed.
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Biondi is clearly legit.

Kmonger, I think the guy is the real-deal hero. So much so, that I would like you to invite him to be my guest at the Special Operations Association Reunion in Las Vegas next month. I have some friends I want him to meet.
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You can always just show up to this meeting holding a trashbag that has your cock and balls inserted through one side. Announce you have brought the "Black Bag" for the "Black Bag Ops". Then when he looks inside and is confronted with the sight of your penis, call him a "meat-gazing faggot" and punch him in the mouth. Punch the mouth even if he makes no attempt to open the bag. Winning either way.
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The setup for the Major General claims that fits with his claims of having worked in Japan (both items taken from http://www.justanswer.com/employment...ng-living.html)

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And the followup where after getting an otherwise reasonable answer from someone else, he makes another claim to be a Major General with JAG experience...

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JAG too?!?

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